Downtown Phoenix a happening place for kids

Third graders from Walker Butte Elementary in Queen Creek react to Arizona Science Center's interactive movie.  Photo David Wallace, Arizona Republic.[Source: Jahna Berry, Arizona Republic] — This summer, downtown Phoenix will have a slew of offerings for kids.  The Arizona Science Center recently added a $1.5 million weather-themed exhibit that has amusement park-style features.  And in June, the center will host Chronicles of Narnia, a traveling exhibition with props and costumes from the movie based on the C.S. Lewis books. 

The long-awaited Children’s Museum of Phoenix will open June 14.  Geared toward children 10 and younger, the 70,000-square-foot museum’s opening day exhibits will include an art studio, a miniature market, and a “carwash” for tricycles.  “Downtown Phoenix is more of a real destination for children and adults alike because there are so many more activities,” said Marion Wiener, spokeswoman for the children’s museum.  [Note: To read the full article, click here.]

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